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Science on Google+587,896*Isaac Newton's Birthday is on Christmas* Join us in a Newton-inspired holiday physics hangout with rockstar physicist +Henry Reich of +MinutePhysics and +MinuteEarth  and brilliant ballerina biologist +Carin Bondar of +National Geographic, +Scientific American and host of Wild Sex, a science show about the strange reproductive habits of the animal kingdom. She knows how the world gets physical. +Veritasium  AKA +Derek Muller may pop in.  We hear there may even be more special guests so you should probably go ahead and RSVP yes to join the lively conversation. BYOB. Hosted by +Amy Robinson of +Science on Google+ .Happy Newtonmas Hangout2013-12-19 00:00:00143  
EyeWire371,609+Sebastian Seung, Professor of Computational Neuroscience at +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and creator of +EyeWire will host a 30 minute hangout on air on Thursday, Dec 12th at 3 PM US EST.  During this hangout, Sebastian will answer questions about scientific discoveries made possible with the help of EyeWirers as well as talk about what's in the works for the future of EyeWire.Hangout with Neuroscientist Sebastian Seung2013-12-12 21:00:0053  
Science on Google+587,896Please join us for a collaborative Hangout On Air with Autism Brainstorm (http://goo.gl/HO5LZL). We will be discussing current research in Autism and Autism Education, as well as the protein biomarkers associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Topics:  1) Lead by Dr. +Stephen Shore:   *Research in Comparative Approaches to Autism Education with special emphasis on the Miller Method®.* Dr. Shore will be joined by Ethan Miller and Amir Naimov for discussion and Q&A. 2) Lead by +John Elder Robison:   *Current research topic(s) being considered by IACC* (The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee  is a Federal advisory committee charged with coordinating all activities concerning autism spectrum disorder within the U.S. 3) Lead by Dr. +Alisa Woods:  *Protein Biomarkers and Autism Spectrum Disorders* *PDF LINKS:* Dr. Stephen Shore Dissertation: Comparative Approaches to Autism Education: http://goo.gl/lnqpxb Dr. Stephen Shore: ICDL The Miller Method: http://goo.gl/X6XQoq John Elder Robison: Scholar in Residence at William And Mary: http://goo.gl/QPxtLH  John Elder Robison: IACC Government Strategic Plan for Autism Research: http://goo.gl/reBc9a Dr. Alisa G Woods: Treating Clients with AS and ASD: http://goo.gl/175424 Dr. Alisa G Woods: Proteomics and Cholesterol in Autism: http://goo.gl/SklhcL *Dr. Stephen Shore:* Diagnosed with "Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies" and "too sick" for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism. In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen presents and consults internationally on adult issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his books Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum, the critically acclaimed Understanding Autism for Dummies., and the newly released DVD Living along the Autism Spectrum: What it means to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome. President emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England and former board member of the Autism Society, Dr. Shore serves in the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, United States Autism and Asperger Association, and other autism related organizations.  Dr. Shore is on the advisory board of AUTISM BRAINSTORM and is the primary autism education advisor. He frequently participates in Google Hangout events hosted by AUTISM BRAINSTORM. education.adelphi.edu/profile/steven-shore www.autismasperger.net  *John Elder Robison:* Self Advocate, Parent and Author, Mr. John Elder Robison joined the IACC as a public member in 2012. Mr. Robison is an Aspergian who grAutism Brainstorm and Science On Google+ Collaborative Hangout On Air2013-12-10 04:00:0088  

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Singularity Utopia5,944I've noticed some people doing #sharedcircles recently on G+, which was a handy thing when I first started using G+, thus for newcomers here is my contribution. This circle includes a mixture of people and pages. The general theme is science, technology, thinkers; people who may have a #Singularity interest.2015-04-09 10:20:04273000
Global Health Lab5,849Dear Friends,We would like to share HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ENTHUSIASTS IN G+ circle.We carefully selected relevant personalities and professional pages that generates most interesting content related to HEALTHY LIFESTYLEPls feel free to add it, :)Global Health Lab#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #uk #ireland #england #wales #scotland #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #ukcircles #british #circle #circles #sharedcircle #thursday #thorsday #googleplus #gpluscircles #googlecircles #publiccircle #awesome 2015-02-12 11:44:212930614
Helpful Mum1,344This is a circle of people who are frequent G+ users. Really interesting to add if you are just getting started out. Feel free to share the circle.2014-05-18 18:35:454928411
Graeme McRae25,726Graeme's Circle of Active GooglePlussers! . . . This is a curated circle of active people on Google+ If you add this circle, you will see hundreds of new posts per day in your stream from this circle alone. If you’re in the circle (you’ll know ‘cause I notified you) then please reshare it! It's a circle of people I started following a few months ago, and who have consistently posted something at least once a week during all of weeks since then. If you want an interesting stream, you should add this circle. If you're interested in how I curated this circle, and why I think it makes for a really great stream, read on. . .How did these people get in the circle?. . . They must have posted something interesting, at least once, because I don't follow people unless they post something interesting. By now, you're probably not surprised by the number of people on G+ whose pages are full of repeated posts, videos without comments, "what's up" and other uninteresting things. I don't follow those people.How did they stay in the circle since they were added?. . . After I add someone, I keep them in the circle of people I added around the same time. Then, several times a week, I go through all my circles and delete people who haven't posted (something visible to me) in the last 7 days. So the people who are left in the circle are consistent posters. That says something important about them, because consistency is a proxy for quality.Wait. What? Why is consistency is a proxy for quality?. . . I'll admit it: I don't have the science to back up that wild statement, but I'll tell you why I believe it to be true. People who post crap don't get a lot of followers, and the few followers they have don't bother to engage. After a while, the crappy-posting people start to think G+ is a ghost town, and they lose interest. On the other hand, the people who share (or re-share) interesting things get followers and engagement, slowly at first, but ever increasing, and this outpouring of love is what keeps them going. That's what I think anyway, and I'm sticking to it.People who share interesting things get lots of followers. . . This is another half-baked theory of mine, but hear me out. You might think this makes sense: Google+ offers suggestions of people to follow, especially to new users. Google+'s only source of names to suggest are other G+ers like yourself. The G+ers who have the most engagement are the ones Google+ knows will be good to follow, so these people get put out as suggestions more often, and some percentage of those suggestions are taken up. So the more engagement you have, the more Google+ will suggest you as a person to follow, and so the more followers you'll get. Completing the theory: the more interesting the stuff you share (or reshare), the more engagement you'll get, and hence the more followers you'll get.How can I get in your circle?. . . Don't bother trying to "get into" this circle. This circle isn't for you to get into. Think of it the other way around. This circle is for you to add, so you can follow a bunch of interesting and consistent people. The stream from this one circle will be chock-full of fascinating content for you to reshare. People will start to notice your reshares, and they will engage with you, and then Google+ will "notice" (it's a computer, but let's anthropomorphise, shall we?) you and suggest you to others, who will then follow you.No, really. How can I get in your circle?. . . First, unfollow me, then wait, oh, about a week. Spend that week posting a shitload of interesting things. Then follow me. Since you're so interesting, Google+ will notify me that you followed me (G+ doesn'2014-05-17 08:06:51492544888
Will Hawkins33,835Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              118This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCircles2014-05-13 22:47:45500534395
Technology News15,081Super Science & Tech Circle! #science   #tech   #scientists   #technology   #sharedcircles   #circles   #sciencesunday   #tablets   #smartphones   #sharingcircles   #circle  2013-12-01 15:58:56112011
Social Media Revolution637All Science! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #circle 2013-08-20 16:03:51189035
Social Media Revolution592Science #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-10 21:42:081890113
Science é Ciencia0We've been shared by +Science on Google+: A Public Database among other 246 interesting pages related to Science that you can follow here on Google+ adding this circle.Thank you! :D #science   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles  2013-07-24 10:00:53247001
Smartphones23,919Super Tech Circle Share! #technology   #smartphones   #tablets   #google   #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #techcircle   #android   #apple   #googleplus   #mobile   #glass   #googleplustips   #socialmedia  2013-05-07 05:26:38104002
Bobo Fett4Those of you flocking here from the horror that is Facebook, or any that have been here for a while, or maybe even never a part of FB, some pointers to get you started.First thing to know if you type a question mark pretty much anywhere (as long as you don't have a text field in focus, in other words a blinking cursor where you would type text) in G+ you get a little pop up that gives you some handy basic keyboard shortcuts.If you are new here and and you are looking to make your feed more active, click the two little circles labeled Find people in the icons down the left side of the G+ page.  There you can search for people you know and add them to your circles.  Circles are what G+ uses to allow you to organize your friends list.  G+ starts you off with a few default Circles to use, you just need to add people and/or pages to things you enjoy to one of those circles.  Once you have you will see grey buttons at the top of your main feed (The page you get to if you click the big Google+ icon in the top left hand corner).  The first button is the default All circles button, here you will see all of the posts of every person/page you have added to any of your circles.  Next to the All button you will see buttons with the names of your circles.  If you click one of them you will of course see just posts from people/pages in that circle, but also on the rightish side, not quite at the top of the page, you will find a button that says Settings.  That is a drop down that gives you two check boxes.  One is "Show posts in home stream" the other is "Get Notified of new posts".  They pretty much do what they say, and "get notified" means any posts from this circle will make the number between your name and the + Share button in the top right hand corner increment and go red.  You can click that number at any time (even if it's red and 0) to get a drop down window which will show a condensed version of all posts from circles you get notified about. It will also notify you any time someone circles you back, and any +1s you have received in posts or comments you have made. As well as, comments in posts you have also commented on. On this Settings button you will also see a grey area that says Amount.  If you hover over that you get to choose More, Standard, or Fewer.  Which controls how frequently the posts from that circle appear in your feed.If you combine the above tools with the fact that you can change the name of any circle, add as many as you like, and also have people in more than one circle, you have very granular control over what posts you see and when, and exactly who can see your posts.  You can also share your circles with other people, as I have done below.  If you click the View shared circle button below, you will be able to see all the pages in a circle I call, go figure, Pages.  You can look through it and if you like everything you can just add the whole circle as a new circle.  Or, you can pick and choose which things you find interesting and add just them to your own circle that you already have or create a new circle.  Moving stuff from circle to circle is as easy and dragging the rectangle for that particular page/person and dropping onto the circle you want it to be in.  You could also just add this circle in full and then just delete the stuff you don't want (little x in top right hand corner of each rectangle when you hover over it).  Or just view this circle to get ideas for what sort of stuff can be searched for, and use the search box at the top of the Find people/Circle page to find stuff you like.Now once you have some friends added to circles, and pages/people you would like to follow added as well, your feed will get much more interesting. Now on to posting your own stuff.  In the Share what's new... field at the top of pages, you can of course type anything you like2013-05-03 19:55:12143001
Science on Google+60,330Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages categorized by discipline: http://goo.gl/WCohTLinks to shared science circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.Science on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxX#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2013-03-17 13:29:4424071916
Justin Fournier534Tech Engage CircleHello Everyone just following the footsteps of +martin shervington  and attempting to circle share fully engaged circles with you.  Below I'm sharing a circle of definite Technology posters. If your new to this platform and needed a circle for sure fire tech news and help.  *Be sure to add and re-share this circle.*  Later Guys!2013-03-10 16:15:55296516
Science on Google+32,183Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages categorized by discipline: http://goo.gl/WCohTLinks to shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBAdd your science page to next circle: http://goo.gl/yEg7MScience on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxX #scienceeveryday  #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2013-02-08 02:05:59234029
Science on Google+13,921Ultimate Science Page CircleSpice up your stream with this nice set of Science Pages!Join the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/uhJCNApplied and Mathematical Sciences: http://goo.gl/l0prdNatural Sciences: http://goo.gl/t8ljmSocial Sciences and Communication: http://goo.gl/vqyNSAdd your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles .#scienceeveryday   #science   #publiccircles   #sharedcircles2012-12-16 17:10:4039321617
Daniel Harrington26,455SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CIRCLE! #science   #tech   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #sciencecircle   #googleplus  2012-12-13 02:01:55106014
Chris Row1,476Time to share again. Here is a good Circle of active people I have shared this one in the past, but in case you missed it here you go.2012-12-06 22:32:02491617
Chris Row1,468Here is a random circle I would like to share with you. just a bunch of random people. give it a shot you never know who you might find it here. add it, share it, enjoy it.2012-12-04 20:14:284919412
Science on Google+12,997Ultimate Science Page Circle 11.20Spice up your stream with this set of Science Pages! Did we miss your science page? Read below.Add your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#scienceeveryday   #science   #publiccircles   #sharedcircles2012-11-20 19:05:1839031112
Science on Google+12,836Ultimate Science Page Circle 11.10Spice up your stream with this set of Science Pages! Nine pages were added this week (see below if you would like to add your science page to the circle).Add your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#scienceeveryday  #science  #publiccircles  #sharedcircles  2012-11-10 13:37:5338201120
Science on Google+12,642Ultimate Science Page CircleSpice up your stream by adding this really nice set of Science Pages! Add your Profile/Page to +Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-11-04 00:18:5037321930
Science on Google+11,818Science Page Circle - 10.9.12This is a really nice set of Science Pages!  Approximately 200 pages are in +Science on Google+: A Public Database (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list), and we circled 157 Science Pages in the last two days!!! Check out the new pages by adding this circle and don't forget to share it with your friends!If you received a direct notification about this circle and would like to be added to future circles, please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/yEg7M. Thanks in advance! #scienceeveryday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-10-10 01:01:2036524247
Science on Google+11,317Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohTView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-30 12:55:041990917
Scott Sneddon0In the spirit of circle-sharing on #sciencesunday here's my science media circle (a work in progress, but please feel free to add yours and re-share. Let me know what I've missed, or if you have a source you think I should add.Thanks,2012-09-23 15:37:3623103
Science on Google+9,957Psychology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-21 11:07:33366118
Science on Google+9,821Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohTView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-16 15:43:301944511
Science on Google+9,289Science Pages- All DisciplinesThis is a really nice set of Science Pages (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list). Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-09-08 14:08:4719364760
Science on Google+9,127Biology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgwView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-01 12:45:324201015
Science on Google+8,449Psychology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-08-16 00:12:19360414
Science on Google+8,407Biology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-08-15 23:55:20422110
Science on Google+7,163Searching for Active Science Pages+Science on Google+: A Public Database currently has 150 science pages in the database (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list); however, there are many science pages on G+ that are not in the database. We would like to double this Science Page circle and share it this Sunday for   #sciencesunday ; however, we need your help. If you are curating a science page or know of an active science page that is not in the database (http://goo.gl/WCohT), please add it to the database by filling out this short form: http://goo.gl/yEg7M. We will take all of the active science pages, put them in this circle, and share it this Sunday. When you are done adding your favorite science pages, please share this post so we can reach our 300 page goal by Sunday.  Thanks!2012-07-11 15:21:1915032010
Science on Google+5,678Science Pages- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-17 16:02:37140299
Science on Google+5,678Biology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-17 15:05:40321310
The Web Resources0Brand Page Circle..Open to suggestionsTags #sharedcircles   #brandpagecircles   #circlesharing   #Brandpages  +Best Shared Circle +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Reshare +Reshare +SharedCircles +Shared Pages Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared a circle with you ..2012-06-11 23:41:37258053
Science on Google+5,521Updated Science Page Circle 6/10- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles  #sharedcircles 2012-06-10 17:14:351392169
Science on Google+5,446Science Pages- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-03 18:55:35136189
Science on Google+5,446Biology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles  #sharedcircles 2012-06-03 18:12:5430115
TheFanar.com Holiday Homes919#CircleSunday #sharedcircles special unique circle continuesravel and Holidays Business PagesThis circle includes the pages of some of the most successful companies in the worldBusiness Pages , Directory for Pages shared , Shared Pages , Shared Business Pages , Directory for Pages , G+ Shared Circle Directory for Pages#hoildays #travel #directory #sharedcircles #busniess #smes #news2012-05-22 13:30:5751002
Mike Clancy4,510Science & Technology ... if you want it, this is where you'll find it. These people are interesting and active. If you're in it, share it ... if you want into it, +1 it. It's that simple!2012-04-20 03:25:1149912626
Science on Google+2,105Psychology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-14 14:19:0130428
Science on Google+1,707Science Pages- All disciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-11 13:04:06810910
Mike Clancy3,675By far my largest (and favorite) circle, this is a great list of engaged science & technology lovers. As with my sci-fi circle, +1 this if you would like to be added to the circle, share it if you're already in it and want your own circles to grow.2012-04-05 16:33:35460101631
Science on Google+1,505Psychology/Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-04 01:14:30290417
Chris Robinson19,669Science Pages- Updated 3.15.12The pages in this circle cover many important areas/disciplines including: #Anthropology , #Astronomy , #Biology , #Biotechnology , #Botany , #Chemistry , #Climatology , #Ecology , #Geography , #Geology , #Mathematics , #Nanotechnology , #Neurology , #Neuroscience , #Psychology , #Physics , and #robotics . Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends/circles.Do you want to add a Science page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post.Pages that will be included in the next circle: +NIH +LA Robotics Club +MicrobiologyBytes +Eye-Com Research +Springer Plants _______________________________Musician and Band Public Database: http://goo.gl/EhCJaShared Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-03-15 12:05:16118111713
Chris Robinson19,669Psychology Pages- Updated 3.15.12This circle covers many areas of Psychology including: #ClinicalPsychology , #CognitiveBehavioralTherapy , #CognitivePsychology , #DevelopmentalPsychology , #EducationalPsychology , #Neurology , #NeuroMarketing , #Neuroscience , #Psychotherapy , #SocialPsychology , and there is even a page devoted to +Psychology Humour! Help spread the love of Psychology by sharing this circle with your friends!Do you want to add a Psychology page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post.Pages to add to next shared circle: +NIH __________________________________Musician and Band Public Database: http://goo.gl/EhCJaShared Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-03-15 12:03:12495106
G+ Shared Circles Directory for Pages194The Science & Technology ~Pages-Only~ Circle! Add these groups and businesses to your circles with a click of a button. Each profile in this circle is a page which means that other pages can add them to circles too!If you'd like to be added to this circle, just leave a comment below.2012-03-13 19:21:241124110
Wilco Wings1,54203.03.02 Psychology, Psychiatry & MedsIf you're interested to be in this circle's next update, leave a comment. You can also suggest people for this circle.Well, let's try something new here...When you start at Google+, you get a couple of default circles, and when I think back, I had no clue what to do with it. I read a lot of tuts about circle management etc. Started over a few times (bad habit), but it didn’t really worked out for me.I tried to get a number of people interested in Google+ by demonstrating it on the screen. I noticed how confused they were.So I started over with my circle management again, now with a different approach. I took all my interests in my daily live, converted them into interest circles. When I demonstrate Google+ to people now, I don’t see those confused looks anymore, must done something right here.Most Google+ users keep there circle management for themselves (I noticed). I’m going to do the opposite here, I’m gonna share more than 40 interest circles, handpicked (except the Galaxy Nexus circle and the Chromebook circle, these are started by others shared circles).2012-02-28 22:11:3383221
Igbo Anyanwu1,792My Massive Science Circle.2012-02-27 09:14:56501014
Chris Robinson15,978Science Pages- Updated 2.13.12The pages in this circle cover many important areas/disciplines including: #Anthropology , #Astronomy , #Biology , #Biotechnology , #Botany , #Chemistry , #Climatology , #Ecology , #Geography , #Geology , #Mathematics , #Nanotechnology , #Neurology , #Neuroscience , #Psychology , and #Physics . Spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends/circles.Pages that will be included in the next circle: +Ask A Biologist +HuffPost Science +Sleep Research +Oxford SciBar +Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society Blogger +CosmoQuest Do you want to add a Science page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post: http://goo.gl/6BRLF._________________________________________________Science Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-02-13 16:01:3910691614
Chris Robinson14,511Science in a CircleA circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry consisting of those points in a plane that are a given distance from a given point, the centre. The distance between any of the points and the centre is called the radius. The word "circle" derives from the Greek, kirkos "a circle," from the base ker- which means to turn or bend. The origins of the words "circus" and "circuit" are closely related. The circle has been known since before the beginning of recorded history. Natural circles would have been observed, such as the Moon, Sun, and a short plant stalk blowing in the wind on sand, which forms a circle shape in the sand. The circle is the basis for the wheel, which, with related inventions such as gears, makes much of modern civilisation possible. In mathematics, the study of the circle has helped inspire the development of geometry, astronomy, and calculus. Excerpt taken from: http://goo.gl/P21YC.Here on Google+ circle has a different meaning. It's a powerful tool for categorizing profiles and pages. Circles can be beautiful and informative, especially when they're filled with science! I am sharing 50 pages that actively disseminate scientific material; however, it would be nice to build up this circle, as well as the scientific community more generally. Please comment on the original post (http://goo.gl/V1VyI) if you know of other high quality science pages on Google+. Feel free to share this circle with your friends, and don't forget to periodically check the comments in the original post (http://goo.gl/V1VyI) to see the recommended science pages.Science pages not included in circle: +Cancer Research UK, +Environmental Health News, +Research cc: +Allison Sekuler +Robby Bowles +ScienceSunday #sciencesunday2012-01-22 20:01:1450211124

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2015-05-21 00:52:34 (54 comments, 52 reshares, 445 +1s)Open 

Presence of Animals Eases Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/social-anxiety-animals-autism-2055/.

NIH-funded study could have implications for treatment.

The research is in Developmental Psychobiology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context" by Marguerite E. O'Haire, Samantha J. McKenzie, Alan M. Beck and Virginia Slaughter in Developmental Psychobiology doi:10.1002/dev.21310

Image: A guinea pig from the study. The skin conductance sensor can be seen on the child's wrist. Credit: Marguerite O'Haire, Ph.D., from the Center for the Human-Animal Bond in the College of Veterinary Medicine of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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2015-05-21 00:52:34 (54 comments, 52 reshares, 445 +1s)Open 

Presence of Animals Eases Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/social-anxiety-animals-autism-2055/.

NIH-funded study could have implications for treatment.

The research is in Developmental Psychobiology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context" by Marguerite E. O'Haire, Samantha J. McKenzie, Alan M. Beck and Virginia Slaughter in Developmental Psychobiology doi:10.1002/dev.21310

Image: A guinea pig from the study. The skin conductance sensor can be seen on the child's wrist. Credit: Marguerite O'Haire, Ph.D., from the Center for the Human-Animal Bond in the College of Veterinary Medicine of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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2015-05-21 00:52:34 (54 comments, 52 reshares, 445 +1s)Open 

Presence of Animals Eases Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/social-anxiety-animals-autism-2055/.

NIH-funded study could have implications for treatment.

The research is in Developmental Psychobiology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context" by Marguerite E. O'Haire, Samantha J. McKenzie, Alan M. Beck and Virginia Slaughter in Developmental Psychobiology doi:10.1002/dev.21310

Image: A guinea pig from the study. The skin conductance sensor can be seen on the child's wrist. Credit: Marguerite O'Haire, Ph.D., from the Center for the Human-Animal Bond in the College of Veterinary Medicine of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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2015-05-29 01:39:07 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Rest Prepares the Brain for Social Interaction

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/social-interaction-rest-psychology-2075/.

Even when we're resting, our brains are preparing us to be social, UCLA psychologists report.

The research is in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. (full open access)

Research: "The Default Mode of Human Brain Function Primes the Intentional Stance" by Robert P. Spunt, Meghan L. Meyer, and Matthew D. Lieberman in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00785

Image: Researchers asked people to to judge whether photo captions -- some focusing on a mental state, others on a physical description -- accurately described the images. Image credit: Robert Spunt.

#neuroscience   #psychology  

Rest Prepares the Brain for Social Interaction

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/social-interaction-rest-psychology-2075/.

Even when we're resting, our brains are preparing us to be social, UCLA psychologists report.

The research is in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. (full open access)

Research: "The Default Mode of Human Brain Function Primes the Intentional Stance" by Robert P. Spunt, Meghan L. Meyer, and Matthew D. Lieberman in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00785

Image: Researchers asked people to to judge whether photo captions -- some focusing on a mental state, others on a physical description -- accurately described the images. Image credit: Robert Spunt.

#neuroscience   #psychology  ___

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2015-05-29 01:32:48 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Brain Circuitry That Controls Anxiety Provoking Decisions Identified

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/psychology-anxiety-decisions-striatum-2074/.

Some decisions arouse far more anxiety than others. Among the most anxiety-provoking are those that involve options with both positive and negative elements, such choosing to take a higher-paying job in a city far from family and friends, versus choosing to stay put with less pay.

The research is in Cell. (full access paywall)

Research: "A Corticostriatal Path Targeting Striosomes Controls Decision-Making under Conflict" by Alexander Friedman, Daigo Homma, Leif G. Gibb, Ken-ichi Amemori, Samuel J. Rubin, Adam S. Hood, Michael H. Riad, and Ann M. Graybiel in Cell doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.04.049

Image: This image illustrates nerve fibers that originate in a part of the... more »

Brain Circuitry That Controls Anxiety Provoking Decisions Identified

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/psychology-anxiety-decisions-striatum-2074/.

Some decisions arouse far more anxiety than others. Among the most anxiety-provoking are those that involve options with both positive and negative elements, such choosing to take a higher-paying job in a city far from family and friends, versus choosing to stay put with less pay.

The research is in Cell. (full access paywall)

Research: "A Corticostriatal Path Targeting Striosomes Controls Decision-Making under Conflict" by Alexander Friedman, Daigo Homma, Leif G. Gibb, Ken-ichi Amemori, Samuel J. Rubin, Adam S. Hood, Michael H. Riad, and Ann M. Graybiel in Cell doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.04.049

Image: This image illustrates nerve fibers that originate in a part of the prefrontal cortex associated with emotion. The green shows the termination of fibers from a part of the prefrontal cortex in the striatum; the red depicts striosomes; and the yellow shows their overlap. The researchers found that the striatum — particularly the striosomes — may act as a gatekeeper that processes sensory and emotional information from the cortex to produce a decision on how to react. Image credit: The researchers.

#psychology   #anxiety  ___

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2015-05-29 00:27:26 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Sleep Away Your Social Biases

Can we learn to rid ourselves of our implicit biases regarding race and gender? A new Northwestern University study indicates that sleep may hold an important key to success in such efforts.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

#sleep   #discrimination   #psychology  

Sleep Away Your Social Biases

Can we learn to rid ourselves of our implicit biases regarding race and gender? A new Northwestern University study indicates that sleep may hold an important key to success in such efforts.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

#sleep   #discrimination   #psychology  ___

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2015-05-29 00:22:38 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Cerebellum Plays Unexpected Role in the Creative Process

A new study is the first to directly implicate the cerebellum in the creative process. As for the brain’s higher-level executive-control centers? Not so much.

The research is in Scientific Reports. (full open access)

#creativity   #neuroscience  

Cerebellum Plays Unexpected Role in the Creative Process

A new study is the first to directly implicate the cerebellum in the creative process. As for the brain’s higher-level executive-control centers? Not so much.

The research is in Scientific Reports. (full open access)

#creativity   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-05-29 00:14:32 (2 comments, 12 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Researchers Reactivate Lost Memories With Optogenetics

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/optogenetics-lost-memory-reactivation-2071/.

Memories that have been “lost” as a result of amnesia can be recalled by activating brain cells with light.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

Research: "Engram cells retain memory under retrograde amnesia" by Tomás J. Ryan, Dheeraj S. Roy, Michele Pignatelli, Autumn Arons, and Susumu Tonegawa in Science doi:10.1126/science.aaa5542

Image: The research dissociates the mechanisms used in memory storage from those of memory retrieval. Image credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT.

#neuroscience   #memory   #optogenetics  

Researchers Reactivate Lost Memories With Optogenetics

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/optogenetics-lost-memory-reactivation-2071/.

Memories that have been “lost” as a result of amnesia can be recalled by activating brain cells with light.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

Research: "Engram cells retain memory under retrograde amnesia" by Tomás J. Ryan, Dheeraj S. Roy, Michele Pignatelli, Autumn Arons, and Susumu Tonegawa in Science doi:10.1126/science.aaa5542

Image: The research dissociates the mechanisms used in memory storage from those of memory retrieval. Image credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT.

#neuroscience   #memory   #optogenetics  ___

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2015-05-28 02:53:22 (3 comments, 11 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Computational Model Suggests Humans Are Naturally Wired To Be Naysayers

We may cave in to peer pressure, marketing and persuasion, but faced with decisions, the default response programmed into our brains is to say "no", a recent study suggests.

The research is in PLOS Computational Biology. (full open access)

#neuroscience   #psychology  

Computational Model Suggests Humans Are Naturally Wired To Be Naysayers

We may cave in to peer pressure, marketing and persuasion, but faced with decisions, the default response programmed into our brains is to say "no", a recent study suggests.

The research is in PLOS Computational Biology. (full open access)

#neuroscience   #psychology  ___

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2015-05-28 02:39:37 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Alzheimer's Biomarker Could be Identified by Neuroimaging Test

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuroimaging-alzheimers-biomarkers-2068/.

Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer's disease (AD), including early-onset AD, according to results of a new study.

The research is in Radiology. (full access paywall)

Research: "White Matter Degeneration in Atypical Alzheimer Disease" by Francesca Caso, Federica Agosta, Daniele Mattavelli, Raffaella Migliaccio, Elisa Canu, Giuseppe Magnani, Alessandra Marcone, Massimiliano Copetti, Monica Falautano, Giancarlo Comi, Andrea Falini, and Massimo Filippi in Radiology doi:10.1148/radiol.2015142766

Image: MR images of A, common and B, syndrome-specific patterns of cortical atrophy across the Alzheimer's... more »

Alzheimer's Biomarker Could be Identified by Neuroimaging Test

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuroimaging-alzheimers-biomarkers-2068/.

Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer's disease (AD), including early-onset AD, according to results of a new study.

The research is in Radiology. (full access paywall)

Research: "White Matter Degeneration in Atypical Alzheimer Disease" by Francesca Caso, Federica Agosta, Daniele Mattavelli, Raffaella Migliaccio, Elisa Canu, Giuseppe Magnani, Alessandra Marcone, Massimiliano Copetti, Monica Falautano, Giancarlo Comi, Andrea Falini, and Massimo Filippi in Radiology doi:10.1148/radiol.2015142766

Image: MR images of A, common and B, syndrome-specific patterns of cortical atrophy across the Alzheimer's disease variants. Image credit: RSNA.

#neurology   #alzheimers  ___

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2015-05-27 23:18:00 (10 comments, 16 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Delusions and Hallucinations in General Population More Common Than Thought

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/hallucinations-psychosis-psychology-2069/.

An international study led by The University of Queensland and Harvard Medical School found that hearing voices and seeing things others cannot impacts about five per cent of the general population at some point in their lives.

The research is in JAMA Psychiatry. (full open access)

Research: "Psychotic Experiences in the General Population: A Cross-National Analysis Based on 31 261 Respondents From 18 Countries" by Sandra Siegert, Jinsoo Seo, Ester J Kwon, Andrii Rudenko, Sukhee Cho, Wenyuan Wang, Zachary Flood, Anthony J Martorell, Maria Ericsson, Alison E Mungenast and Li-Huei Tsai in JAMA Psychiatry doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.0575

Image: The study foundt... more »

Delusions and Hallucinations in General Population More Common Than Thought

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/hallucinations-psychosis-psychology-2069/.

An international study led by The University of Queensland and Harvard Medical School found that hearing voices and seeing things others cannot impacts about five per cent of the general population at some point in their lives.

The research is in JAMA Psychiatry. (full open access)

Research: "Psychotic Experiences in the General Population: A Cross-National Analysis Based on 31 261 Respondents From 18 Countries" by Sandra Siegert, Jinsoo Seo, Ester J Kwon, Andrii Rudenko, Sukhee Cho, Wenyuan Wang, Zachary Flood, Anthony J Martorell, Maria Ericsson, Alison E Mungenast and Li-Huei Tsai in JAMA Psychiatry doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.0575

Image: The study found that auditory hallucinations are more common in women than men, and they are also more common in people from wealthier countries. The image is for illustrative purposes only.

#psychology  ___

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2015-05-27 21:18:23 (0 comments, 16 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Researchers Create Spheres of Brain Cells Which Mimic the Architecture of the Cerebral Cortex

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuroscience-spheroid-cerebral-cortex-2066/.

Researchers have figured out how to create spheres of neuronal cells resembling the cerebral cortex, making functional human brain tissue available for the first time to study neuropsychiatric diseases such as autism and schizophrenia.

The research is in Nature Methods. (full access paywall)

Research: "Functional cortical neurons and astrocytes from human pluripotent stem cells in 3D culture" by Anca M Paşca, Steven A Sloan, Laura E Clarke, Yuan Tian, Christopher D Makinson, Nina Huber, Chul Hoon Kim, Jin-Young Park, Nancy A O'Rourke, Khoa D Nguyen, Stephen J Smith, John R Huguenard, Daniel H Geschwind, Ben A Barres and Sergiu P Paşca in Nature Methodsd... more »

Researchers Create Spheres of Brain Cells Which Mimic the Architecture of the Cerebral Cortex

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuroscience-spheroid-cerebral-cortex-2066/.

Researchers have figured out how to create spheres of neuronal cells resembling the cerebral cortex, making functional human brain tissue available for the first time to study neuropsychiatric diseases such as autism and schizophrenia.

The research is in Nature Methods. (full access paywall)

Research: "Functional cortical neurons and astrocytes from human pluripotent stem cells in 3D culture" by Anca M Paşca, Steven A Sloan, Laura E Clarke, Yuan Tian, Christopher D Makinson, Nina Huber, Chul Hoon Kim, Jin-Young Park, Nancy A O'Rourke, Khoa D Nguyen, Stephen J Smith, John R Huguenard, Daniel H Geschwind, Ben A Barres and Sergiu P Paşca in Nature Methods doi:10.1038/nmeth.3415

Image: A cross section of a human cortical spheroid shows dividing neural progenitor cells (green) against a background of non-dividing neural cells (red). Image credit: Pasca lab.

#neuroscience   #genetics  ___

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2015-05-27 20:39:13 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Researchers Identify Master Gene Regulator That Could Contribute to Schizophrenia

Master gene regulator could be new target for schizophrenia treatment.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

#genetics   #schizophrenia  

Researchers Identify Master Gene Regulator That Could Contribute to Schizophrenia

Master gene regulator could be new target for schizophrenia treatment.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

#genetics   #schizophrenia  ___

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2015-05-26 23:24:20 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Interpreting the Brain Activity of Preterm Babies

The brainstorms generated by the billions of neurons inside a baby's head are governed by the same rules as other massive natural phenomena.

The research is in Brain. (full access paywall)

#neurology  

Interpreting the Brain Activity of Preterm Babies

The brainstorms generated by the billions of neurons inside a baby's head are governed by the same rules as other massive natural phenomena.

The research is in Brain. (full access paywall)

#neurology  ___

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2015-05-26 22:23:28 (29 comments, 38 reshares, 252 +1s)Open 

Babies are Able to Learn Abstract Relations Before They can Speak

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurodevelopment-abstract-relations-language-2064/.

While there is considerable evidence that preschoolers can learn abstract relations, it remains an open question whether infants can as well. In a new Northwestern University study, researchers found that infants are capable of learning the abstract relations of same and different after only a few examples.

The research is in Child Development. (full access paywall)

Research: "Prelinguistic Relational Concepts: Investigating Analogical Processing in Infants" by Alissa L. Ferry, Susan J. Hespos and Dedre Gentner in Child Development doi:10.1111/cdev.12381

Image: Analogical ability -- the ability to see common relations between objects, events or ideas -- is a key... more »

Babies are Able to Learn Abstract Relations Before They can Speak

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurodevelopment-abstract-relations-language-2064/.

While there is considerable evidence that preschoolers can learn abstract relations, it remains an open question whether infants can as well. In a new Northwestern University study, researchers found that infants are capable of learning the abstract relations of same and different after only a few examples.

The research is in Child Development. (full access paywall)

Research: "Prelinguistic Relational Concepts: Investigating Analogical Processing in Infants" by Alissa L. Ferry, Susan J. Hespos and Dedre Gentner in Child Development doi:10.1111/cdev.12381

Image: Analogical ability -- the ability to see common relations between objects, events or ideas -- is a key skill that underlies human intelligence and differentiates humans from other apes. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Image credit: NeuroscienceNews.com.

#psychology   #language   #learning  ___

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2015-05-26 21:38:03 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Scientists Create Mice with a Major Genetic Cause of ALS and FTD

NIH-funded study provides new platform for testing treatments for several neurodegenerative disorders.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience

Scientists Create Mice with a Major Genetic Cause of ALS and FTD

NIH-funded study provides new platform for testing treatments for several neurodegenerative disorders.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience___

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2015-05-26 21:35:16 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Model Tracks Cellular Behavior During Earliest Developmental Stages in Real Time

Human stem cell model reveals molecular cues critical to neurovascular unit formation. Real-time tracking of cellular behavior during human development provides new insights.

The research is in Stem Cell Reports. (full open access)

#genetics   #neuroscience  

Model Tracks Cellular Behavior During Earliest Developmental Stages in Real Time

Human stem cell model reveals molecular cues critical to neurovascular unit formation. Real-time tracking of cellular behavior during human development provides new insights.

The research is in Stem Cell Reports. (full open access)

#genetics   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-05-22 23:06:23 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Pain Response Shaped by Subconscious Learning

In a new study led from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, researchers report that people can be conditioned to associate images with particular pain responses - such as improved tolerance to pain - even when they are not consciously aware of the images.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

#pain   #psychology  

Pain Response Shaped by Subconscious Learning

In a new study led from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, researchers report that people can be conditioned to associate images with particular pain responses - such as improved tolerance to pain - even when they are not consciously aware of the images.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

#pain   #psychology  ___

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2015-05-22 23:01:09 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Using Optogenetics to Switch Off Tactile Sensation

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/sensory-perception-optogenetics-2059/.

The sense of touch is important but often taken for granted in daily life because it seems simple and automatic. New research suggests that the apparent simplicity of tactile sensation comes from a clever two-stage brain circuit. By manipulating this circuit with light-driven optical genetic tools, researchers made laboratory mice literally "lose touch" with their surroundings as their feet became unable to sense rough or smooth surfaces.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

#optogenetics   #neuroscience  

Using Optogenetics to Switch Off Tactile Sensation

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/sensory-perception-optogenetics-2059/.

The sense of touch is important but often taken for granted in daily life because it seems simple and automatic. New research suggests that the apparent simplicity of tactile sensation comes from a clever two-stage brain circuit. By manipulating this circuit with light-driven optical genetic tools, researchers made laboratory mice literally "lose touch" with their surroundings as their feet became unable to sense rough or smooth surfaces.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

#optogenetics   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-05-22 00:34:37 (3 comments, 49 reshares, 179 +1s)Open 

Mapping Motor Areas Improves Prognosis of Patients With Malignant Brain Tumors

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/ntms-brain-cancer-prognosis-2060/.

A method known as navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) has been gaining importance in neurosurgery for some time now. Among other applications, it is used to map brain tumors before an operation and to test whether important regions of the brain, for example motor and language areas, are affected. Doctors at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have now shown that preoperative nTMS analysis of motor areas improves the prognosis of patients with malignant brain tumors.

The research is in BMC Cancer and PLOS ONE. (full open access)

Research: "Changing the clinical course of glioma patients by preoperative motor mapping with navigated transcranial magnetic brains... more »

Mapping Motor Areas Improves Prognosis of Patients With Malignant Brain Tumors

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/ntms-brain-cancer-prognosis-2060/.

A method known as navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) has been gaining importance in neurosurgery for some time now. Among other applications, it is used to map brain tumors before an operation and to test whether important regions of the brain, for example motor and language areas, are affected. Doctors at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have now shown that preoperative nTMS analysis of motor areas improves the prognosis of patients with malignant brain tumors.

The research is in BMC Cancer and PLOS ONE. (full open access)

Research: "Changing the clinical course of glioma patients by preoperative motor mapping with navigated transcranial magnetic brain stimulation" by S. M. Krieg, N. Sollman, T. Obermüller, J. Sabih, L. Bulubas, C. Negwer, T. Moser, D. Droese, T. Boeckh-Behrens, F. Ringel, and B. Meyer in BMC Cancer doi:10.1186/s12885-015-1258-1

"Task Type Affects Location of Language-Positive Cortical Regions by Repetitive Navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Mapping" by T. Hauck, N. Tanigawa, M. Probst, A. Wohlschlaeger, S. Ille, N. Sollmann, S. Maurer, C. Zimmer, F. Ringel, B. Meyer, S. M. Krieg in PLOS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125298 

Image: nTMS mapping of a tumor (orange): Neural pathways and essential position points for language regions are shown in pink, important points for motor areas in green, and neural pathways for motor areas in yellow. Image credit: Sandro Krieg / TUM.

#cancer   #neurology  ___

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2015-05-22 00:26:36 (6 comments, 20 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Using Thought to Control a Robotic Arm

Paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a gunshot wound when he was 21, Erik G. Sorto now can move a robotic arm just by thinking about it and using his imagination.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience   #robotics  

Using Thought to Control a Robotic Arm

Paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a gunshot wound when he was 21, Erik G. Sorto now can move a robotic arm just by thinking about it and using his imagination.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience   #robotics  ___

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2015-05-21 04:08:00 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Sexual Behavior of Drosophila Regulated by One Simple Molecule

Scientists identify methyl laurate as Drosophila melanogaster sex pheromone.

The research is in PNAS. (full open access)

#genetics   #neuroscience  

Sexual Behavior of Drosophila Regulated by One Simple Molecule

Scientists identify methyl laurate as Drosophila melanogaster sex pheromone.

The research is in PNAS. (full open access)

#genetics   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-05-21 00:52:34 (54 comments, 52 reshares, 445 +1s)Open 

Presence of Animals Eases Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/social-anxiety-animals-autism-2055/.

NIH-funded study could have implications for treatment.

The research is in Developmental Psychobiology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context" by Marguerite E. O'Haire, Samantha J. McKenzie, Alan M. Beck and Virginia Slaughter in Developmental Psychobiology doi:10.1002/dev.21310

Image: A guinea pig from the study. The skin conductance sensor can be seen on the child's wrist. Credit: Marguerite O'Haire, Ph.D., from the Center for the Human-Animal Bond in the College of Veterinary Medicine of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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Presence of Animals Eases Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/social-anxiety-animals-autism-2055/.

NIH-funded study could have implications for treatment.

The research is in Developmental Psychobiology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context" by Marguerite E. O'Haire, Samantha J. McKenzie, Alan M. Beck and Virginia Slaughter in Developmental Psychobiology doi:10.1002/dev.21310

Image: A guinea pig from the study. The skin conductance sensor can be seen on the child's wrist. Credit: Marguerite O'Haire, Ph.D., from the Center for the Human-Animal Bond in the College of Veterinary Medicine of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

#autism   #psychology  ___

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2015-05-20 23:47:23 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Increased Risk of Developing Parkinson's Disease in People With Depression

People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a large study published in the May 20, 2015, online issue of Neurology.

The research is in Neurology. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #psychology   #depression   #parkinsons  

Increased Risk of Developing Parkinson's Disease in People With Depression

People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a large study published in the May 20, 2015, online issue of Neurology.

The research is in Neurology. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #psychology   #depression   #parkinsons  ___

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2015-05-20 02:47:30 (7 comments, 42 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

Cause of Balance and Movement Problems in Multiple Sclerosis Identified

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/nlrp12-balance-multiple-sclerosis-2053/.

Findings shed light on autoimmune disorders, produce vital research tools.

The research is in Immunity. (full access paywall)

Research: "The NLRP12 Sensor Negatively Regulates Autoinflammatory Disease by Modulating Interleukin-4 Production in T Cells" by John R. Lukens, Prajwal Gurung, Patrick J. Shaw, Maggie J. Barr, Md. Hasan Zaki, Scott A. Brown, Peter Vogel, Hongbo Chi, and Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti in Immunity doi:10.1016/j.immuni.2015.03.006

Image: The researchers determined that a mutation in the gene Nlrp12 was causing immune cells known as T cells to go haywire. The image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit: NIAID/NIH.

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Cause of Balance and Movement Problems in Multiple Sclerosis Identified

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/nlrp12-balance-multiple-sclerosis-2053/.

Findings shed light on autoimmune disorders, produce vital research tools.

The research is in Immunity. (full access paywall)

Research: "The NLRP12 Sensor Negatively Regulates Autoinflammatory Disease by Modulating Interleukin-4 Production in T Cells" by John R. Lukens, Prajwal Gurung, Patrick J. Shaw, Maggie J. Barr, Md. Hasan Zaki, Scott A. Brown, Peter Vogel, Hongbo Chi, and Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti in Immunity doi:10.1016/j.immuni.2015.03.006

Image: The researchers determined that a mutation in the gene Nlrp12 was causing immune cells known as T cells to go haywire. The image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit: NIAID/NIH.

#neurology   #multiplesclerosis   #genetics  ___

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2015-05-20 02:40:28 (11 comments, 19 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Nature or Nurture? Twin Study Finds Both are Almost Equal

One of the great tussles of science – whether our health is governed by nature or nurture – has been settled, and it is effectively a draw.

The research is in Nature Genetics. (full access paywall)

#genetics   #psychology  

Nature or Nurture? Twin Study Finds Both are Almost Equal

One of the great tussles of science – whether our health is governed by nature or nurture – has been settled, and it is effectively a draw.

The research is in Nature Genetics. (full access paywall)

#genetics   #psychology  ___

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2015-05-19 04:23:07 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Memory and Brain Differences in Former NFL Players Who Lost Consciousness During Concussion

In the first study of its kind, former National Football League (NFL) players who lost consciousness due to concussion during their playing days showed key differences in brain structure later in life. The hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, was found to be smaller in 28 former NFL players as compared with a control group of men of similar age and education.

The research is in JAMA Neurology. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #nfl   #concussion  

Memory and Brain Differences in Former NFL Players Who Lost Consciousness During Concussion

In the first study of its kind, former National Football League (NFL) players who lost consciousness due to concussion during their playing days showed key differences in brain structure later in life. The hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, was found to be smaller in 28 former NFL players as compared with a control group of men of similar age and education.

The research is in JAMA Neurology. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #nfl   #concussion  ___

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2015-05-19 04:14:49 (4 comments, 21 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Youthful Vigor Restored to Adult Brains

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/brain-plasticity-gaba-neurons-2051/.

Reactivated plasticity points to new treatments for developmental disorders.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: "Inhibitory Neuron Transplantation into Adult Visual Cortex Creates a New Critical Period that Rescues Impaired Vision" by Melissa F. Davis, Dario X. Figueroa Velez, Roblen P. Guevarra, Michael C. Yang, Mariyam Habeeb, Mathew C. Carathedathu, and Sunil P. Gandhi in Neuron doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.03.062

Image: Much like older muscles lose their youthful flexibility, older brains lose plasticity. The image is for illustrative purposes only.

#neuroscience   #synapticplasticity  

Youthful Vigor Restored to Adult Brains

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/brain-plasticity-gaba-neurons-2051/.

Reactivated plasticity points to new treatments for developmental disorders.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: "Inhibitory Neuron Transplantation into Adult Visual Cortex Creates a New Critical Period that Rescues Impaired Vision" by Melissa F. Davis, Dario X. Figueroa Velez, Roblen P. Guevarra, Michael C. Yang, Mariyam Habeeb, Mathew C. Carathedathu, and Sunil P. Gandhi in Neuron doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.03.062

Image: Much like older muscles lose their youthful flexibility, older brains lose plasticity. The image is for illustrative purposes only.

#neuroscience   #synapticplasticity  ___

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2015-05-19 04:08:37 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Genetic Fault in Molecule Important For Neural Connections Can Prevent Puberty

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/sema3e-genetics-puberty-2052/.

A molecule important in blood vessel formation and brain wiring is also essential for the onset of puberty, finds new research led by UCL and the University of Milan.

The research is in JCI. (full open access)

Research: "Dysfunctional SEMA3E signaling underlies gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron deficiency in Kallmann syndrome" by Anna Cariboni, Valentina André, Sophie Chauvet, Daniele Cassatella, Kathryn Davidson, Alessia Caramello, Alessandro Fantin, Pierre Bouloux, Fanny Mann, and Christiana Ruhrberg in Journal of Clinical Investigation doi:10.1172/JCI78448

Image: Neurons in the mouse brain expressing sexual reproduction hormones. Shown in green is gonadotropin releasing... more »

Genetic Fault in Molecule Important For Neural Connections Can Prevent Puberty

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/sema3e-genetics-puberty-2052/.

A molecule important in blood vessel formation and brain wiring is also essential for the onset of puberty, finds new research led by UCL and the University of Milan.

The research is in JCI. (full open access)

Research: "Dysfunctional SEMA3E signaling underlies gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron deficiency in Kallmann syndrome" by Anna Cariboni, Valentina André, Sophie Chauvet, Daniele Cassatella, Kathryn Davidson, Alessia Caramello, Alessandro Fantin, Pierre Bouloux, Fanny Mann, and Christiana Ruhrberg in Journal of Clinical Investigation doi:10.1172/JCI78448

Image: Neurons in the mouse brain expressing sexual reproduction hormones. Shown in green is gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), which is needed to stimulate puberty. In red are the brain cells that are needed to release this hormone. People who lack these cells cannot undergo puberty and are infertile. Image credit: Professor Christiana Ruhrberg/UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

#genetics   #puberty  ___

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2015-05-18 23:31:15 (0 comments, 30 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

New Math Model Shows How Neural Networks Create Memories

Scientists at EPFL have uncovered mathematical equations behind the way the brain forms – and even loses – memories.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

#neuroscience   #memory  

New Math Model Shows How Neural Networks Create Memories

Scientists at EPFL have uncovered mathematical equations behind the way the brain forms – and even loses – memories.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

#neuroscience   #memory  ___

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2015-05-15 02:39:48 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Genetic Variant Predicts How Likely a Multiple Sclerosis Patient Will Respond to Treatment

Study implicates new gene in multiple sclerosis disease activity.

The research is in Annals of Neurology. (full access paywall)

#genetics   #multiplesclerosis  

Genetic Variant Predicts How Likely a Multiple Sclerosis Patient Will Respond to Treatment

Study implicates new gene in multiple sclerosis disease activity.

The research is in Annals of Neurology. (full access paywall)

#genetics   #multiplesclerosis  ___

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2015-05-15 02:23:22 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Map of Deadly Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Released

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/glioblastoma-brain-mapping-2046/.

Major updates to the Ivy Glioblastoma Atlas Project provide researchers with valuable tools to find cures for aggressive brain cancers.

Image: “Our ultimate goal is to change the outcome for patients with this devastating disease,” says Ralph Puchalski, Ph.D., scientist at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and co-Principal Investigator on the project. Image credit: Allen Insititue for Brain Science.

#brainmapping   #neuroscience   #cancer  

Map of Deadly Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Released

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/glioblastoma-brain-mapping-2046/.

Major updates to the Ivy Glioblastoma Atlas Project provide researchers with valuable tools to find cures for aggressive brain cancers.

Image: “Our ultimate goal is to change the outcome for patients with this devastating disease,” says Ralph Puchalski, Ph.D., scientist at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and co-Principal Investigator on the project. Image credit: Allen Insititue for Brain Science.

#brainmapping   #neuroscience   #cancer  ___

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2015-05-15 01:44:00 (26 comments, 11 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Seeing Black and Blue or White and Gold? Three Perspectives on How we Perceive 'The Dress'

When you look at this photograph, what colors are the dress? Some see blue and black stripes, others see white and gold stripes. This striking variation took the internet by storm in February; now Current Biology is publishing three short papers on why the image is seen differently by different observers, and what this tells us about the complicated workings of color perception.

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

Image: Three papers discuss The Dress. Image credit: Cecilia Bleasdale.

#neuroscience   #vision   #thedress  

Seeing Black and Blue or White and Gold? Three Perspectives on How we Perceive 'The Dress'

When you look at this photograph, what colors are the dress? Some see blue and black stripes, others see white and gold stripes. This striking variation took the internet by storm in February; now Current Biology is publishing three short papers on why the image is seen differently by different observers, and what this tells us about the complicated workings of color perception.

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

Image: Three papers discuss The Dress. Image credit: Cecilia Bleasdale.

#neuroscience   #vision   #thedress  ___

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2015-05-14 23:45:54 (2 comments, 32 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Major Alzheimer’s Risk Gene Opens New Pathway to Prevention

Linkage of Alzheimer’s gene to early synaptic loss provides evidence for a new focus in Alzheimer’s research and treatment.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

#genetics   #alzheimers   #neurology  

Major Alzheimer’s Risk Gene Opens New Pathway to Prevention

Linkage of Alzheimer’s gene to early synaptic loss provides evidence for a new focus in Alzheimer’s research and treatment.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

#genetics   #alzheimers   #neurology  ___

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2015-05-14 03:32:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

How the Tumor Microenvironment Contributes to Drug Resistant Neuroblastoma

Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have made an important step toward finding a target in the fight against drug-resistant neuroblastoma (NBL), the most common solid malignancy found, outside of the skull, in children.

The research is in Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #cancer  

How the Tumor Microenvironment Contributes to Drug Resistant Neuroblastoma

Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have made an important step toward finding a target in the fight against drug-resistant neuroblastoma (NBL), the most common solid malignancy found, outside of the skull, in children.

The research is in Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #cancer  ___

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2015-05-13 23:21:57 (0 comments, 23 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Brain Wired For Success in Those Who Permanently Quit Smoking 

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/insula-smoking-neuroimaing-2043/.

Smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success, according to a study from Duke Medicine.

The research is in Neuropsychopharmacology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Increased Functional Connectivity in an Insula-Based Network is Associated with Improved Smoking Cessation Outcomes" by Merideth A Addicott, Maggie M Sweitzer, Brett Froeliger, Jed E Rose & Francis J McClernon in Neuropsychopharmacology doi:10.1038/npp.2015.114

Image: This graphic shows activity in the brain, illustrated layer by layer. The colored regions represent the average functional connectivity with the posterior portion of the insula, an area of the brain linked to cigarette cravings in... more »

Brain Wired For Success in Those Who Permanently Quit Smoking 

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/insula-smoking-neuroimaing-2043/.

Smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success, according to a study from Duke Medicine.

The research is in Neuropsychopharmacology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Increased Functional Connectivity in an Insula-Based Network is Associated with Improved Smoking Cessation Outcomes" by Merideth A Addicott, Maggie M Sweitzer, Brett Froeliger, Jed E Rose & Francis J McClernon in Neuropsychopharmacology doi:10.1038/npp.2015.114

Image: This graphic shows activity in the brain, illustrated layer by layer. The colored regions represent the average functional connectivity with the posterior portion of the insula, an area of the brain linked to cigarette cravings in smokers. The top row represents the average connectivity among 44 study participants who successfully quit smoking, versus the average functional connectivity for 41 participants who relapsed, shown on the bottom row. A Duke Medicine study shows there is more connectivity between the insula and the somatosensory cortex among the smokers who quit compared to those who relapsed. Image courtesy of Duke Medicine.

#neuroscience   #smoking  ___

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2015-05-13 23:05:32 (2 comments, 13 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Hippocampus Shape Affects How Well Individuals Perform in Memory Tests

New work by the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'île-de-MontréalI) computational neuroscientist Mallar Chakravarty, PhD, and in collaboration with researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) challenges in a thrilling way the long-held belief that a larger hippocampus is directly linked to improved memory function.

The research is in Human Brain Mapping. (full access paywall)

#memory   #neuroscience  

Hippocampus Shape Affects How Well Individuals Perform in Memory Tests

New work by the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'île-de-MontréalI) computational neuroscientist Mallar Chakravarty, PhD, and in collaboration with researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) challenges in a thrilling way the long-held belief that a larger hippocampus is directly linked to improved memory function.

The research is in Human Brain Mapping. (full access paywall)

#memory   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-05-12 01:39:38 (1 comments, 14 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Combining Menthol and Nicotine Desensitizes Airway Receptors

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/nicotine-menthol-acetylcholine-receptors-2041/.

Menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitize the type of nicotinic receptors found in lungs and airways that are responsible for nicotine's irritation, say Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers.

The research is in Molecular Pharmacology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Menthol Enhances the Desensitization of Human α3β4 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors" by Hoai T Ton, Amanda E Smart, Brittany L Aguilar, Thao T Olson, Kenneth J. Kellar, and Gerard P Ahern in Molecular Pharmacology doi:10.1124/mol.115.098285

Image: The researchers say their study provides a better understanding of how menthol affects the function of the α3β4 receptor,one... more »

Combining Menthol and Nicotine Desensitizes Airway Receptors

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/nicotine-menthol-acetylcholine-receptors-2041/.

Menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitize the type of nicotinic receptors found in lungs and airways that are responsible for nicotine's irritation, say Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers.

The research is in Molecular Pharmacology. (full access paywall)

Research: "Menthol Enhances the Desensitization of Human α3β4 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors" by Hoai T Ton, Amanda E Smart, Brittany L Aguilar, Thao T Olson, Kenneth J. Kellar, and Gerard P Ahern in Molecular Pharmacology doi:10.1124/mol.115.098285

Image: The researchers say their study provides a better understanding of how menthol affects the function of the α3β4 receptor, one of the most prevalent nicotinic acetylcholine receptors expressed in the peripheral nervous system.. This image is for illustrative purposes only.

#neuroscience   #nicotine  ___

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2015-05-12 01:36:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Single Molecule Controls the Fate of Mature Sensory Neurons

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/sensory-neurons-neurodevelopment-2042/.

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered that the role of neurons -- which are responsible for specific tasks in the brain -- is much more flexible than previously believed.

Research: The research will appear in PNAS.

Image: An embryonic mouse forebrain shows the genetically modified neurons in the neocortex (orange/yellow). Cortical stem cells and neurons in other brain regions remain unaltered. Image credit: Andreas Zembrzycki/Salk Institute.

#neuroscience   #neurons  

Single Molecule Controls the Fate of Mature Sensory Neurons

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/sensory-neurons-neurodevelopment-2042/.

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered that the role of neurons -- which are responsible for specific tasks in the brain -- is much more flexible than previously believed.

Research: The research will appear in PNAS.

Image: An embryonic mouse forebrain shows the genetically modified neurons in the neocortex (orange/yellow). Cortical stem cells and neurons in other brain regions remain unaltered. Image credit: Andreas Zembrzycki/Salk Institute.

#neuroscience   #neurons  ___

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2015-05-12 00:42:38 (0 comments, 17 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

New Role Identified for Protein Aggregates in Neurodegeneration

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/proteom-changes-neurodegeneration-2040/.

A collaborative team headed by F.-Ulrich Hartl at the MPIB used the tiny nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans (short: C. elegans) as a model organism to analyze the changes that occur in the proteome (the entirety of all proteins) during a lifespan.

The research is in Cell. (full access paywall)

Research: "Widespread Proteome Remodeling and Aggregation in Aging C. elegans" by Dirk M. Walther, Prasad Kasturi, Min Zheng, Stefan Pinkert, Giulia Vecchi, Prajwal Ciryam, Richard I. Morimoto, Christopher M. Dobson, Michele Vendruscolo, Matthias Mann, and F. Ulrich Hartl in Cell doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.03.032

Image: Muscle cell of a long-lived nematode worm: chaperone-rich protein... more »

New Role Identified for Protein Aggregates in Neurodegeneration

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/proteom-changes-neurodegeneration-2040/.

A collaborative team headed by F.-Ulrich Hartl at the MPIB used the tiny nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans (short: C. elegans) as a model organism to analyze the changes that occur in the proteome (the entirety of all proteins) during a lifespan.

The research is in Cell. (full access paywall)

Research: "Widespread Proteome Remodeling and Aggregation in Aging C. elegans" by Dirk M. Walther, Prasad Kasturi, Min Zheng, Stefan Pinkert, Giulia Vecchi, Prajwal Ciryam, Richard I. Morimoto, Christopher M. Dobson, Michele Vendruscolo, Matthias Mann, and F. Ulrich Hartl in Cell doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.03.032

Image: Muscle cell of a long-lived nematode worm: chaperone-rich protein aggregates (green) accumulate and save the cell during aging. Image credit: Prasad Kasturi / MPI of Biochemistry.

#genetics   #neurodegeneration  ___

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2015-05-11 23:58:53 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Three Classes of Anti-Cancer Drugs Work in Synergy Against Glioblastoma

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/glioblastoma-cancer-neuropharmacology-2039/.

Therapies that specifically target mutations in a person's cancer have been much-heralded in recent years, yet cancer cells often find a way around them. To address this, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center identified a promising combinatorial approach to treating glioblastomas, the most common form of primary brain cancer.

The research is in Oncotarget. (full access paywall)

 #cancer #glioblastoma #neurology  

Three Classes of Anti-Cancer Drugs Work in Synergy Against Glioblastoma

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/glioblastoma-cancer-neuropharmacology-2039/.

Therapies that specifically target mutations in a person's cancer have been much-heralded in recent years, yet cancer cells often find a way around them. To address this, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center identified a promising combinatorial approach to treating glioblastomas, the most common form of primary brain cancer.

The research is in Oncotarget. (full access paywall)

 #cancer #glioblastoma #neurology  ___

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2015-05-11 23:14:24 (1 comments, 14 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

PTSD Linked to Accelerated Aging

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/genetics-ptsd-accelerated-aging-20386/.

In recent years, public health concerns about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have risen significantly, driven in part by affected military veterans returning from conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere. PTSD is associated with number of psychological maladies, among them chronic depression, anger, insomnia, eating disorders and substance abuse.

The research is in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiaty. (full access paywall)

Research: "Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Associated with Premature Senescence? A Review of the Literature" by James B. Lohr, Barton W. Palmer, Carolyn A. Eidt, Smitha Aailaboyina, Brent T. Mausbach, Owen M. Wolkowitz, Steven R. Thorp, and Dilip V. Jeste in American Journal of Geriatric... more »

PTSD Linked to Accelerated Aging

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/genetics-ptsd-accelerated-aging-20386/.

In recent years, public health concerns about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have risen significantly, driven in part by affected military veterans returning from conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere. PTSD is associated with number of psychological maladies, among them chronic depression, anger, insomnia, eating disorders and substance abuse.

The research is in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiaty. (full access paywall)

Research: "Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Associated with Premature Senescence? A Review of the Literature" by James B. Lohr, Barton W. Palmer, Carolyn A. Eidt, Smitha Aailaboyina, Brent T. Mausbach, Owen M. Wolkowitz, Steven R. Thorp, and Dilip V. Jeste in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2015.04.001

Image: Human chromosomes are shown in blue, with telomeres appearing as yellow pinpoints. Image credit: NIH.

#genetics   #ptsd   #aging  ___

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2015-05-08 08:53:47 (1 comments, 13 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Study Identifies the Area of the Brain Responsible for Seasonal Affective Disorder

A team of Vanderbilt biologists has taken a major step toward this goal. In the May 7 issue of the journal Current Biology, they report that they have localized the seasonal light cycle effects that drive SAD to a small region in the mid-brain called the dorsal raphe nucleus in an experiment with mice, a common "animal model" for studying depression in humans..

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience   #sad   #psychology  

Study Identifies the Area of the Brain Responsible for Seasonal Affective Disorder

A team of Vanderbilt biologists has taken a major step toward this goal. In the May 7 issue of the journal Current Biology, they report that they have localized the seasonal light cycle effects that drive SAD to a small region in the mid-brain called the dorsal raphe nucleus in an experiment with mice, a common "animal model" for studying depression in humans..

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience   #sad   #psychology  ___

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2015-05-08 08:52:01 (0 comments, 23 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Genes Influence how the Brain Reacts to Emotional Information

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/adra2b-genetics-emotion-2037/.

Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to new research by a UBC neuroscientist.

The research is in _Journal of Neuroscience _. (full access paywall)

Research: "Neurogenetic Variations in Norepinephrine Availability Enhance Perceptual Vividness" by Rebecca M. Todd, Mana R. Ehlers, Daniel J. Müller, Amanda Robertson, Daniela J. Palombo, Natalie Freeman, Brian Levine, and Adam K. Anderson in Journal of Neuroscience doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4489-14.2015

Image: Image shows increased activity in the brains of ADRA2b deletion carriers. Image credit: The researchers.


#genetics   #emotion   #psychology  

Genes Influence how the Brain Reacts to Emotional Information

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/adra2b-genetics-emotion-2037/.

Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to new research by a UBC neuroscientist.

The research is in _Journal of Neuroscience _. (full access paywall)

Research: "Neurogenetic Variations in Norepinephrine Availability Enhance Perceptual Vividness" by Rebecca M. Todd, Mana R. Ehlers, Daniel J. Müller, Amanda Robertson, Daniela J. Palombo, Natalie Freeman, Brian Levine, and Adam K. Anderson in Journal of Neuroscience doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4489-14.2015

Image: Image shows increased activity in the brains of ADRA2b deletion carriers. Image credit: The researchers.


#genetics   #emotion   #psychology  ___

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2015-05-06 23:57:46 (17 comments, 20 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Study Finds Punishment May Guide Behavior More Effectively Than Reward

The study found that losses — or punishments — had a measured impact two to three times greater than gains — or rewards.

The research is in Cognition. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #behavior  

Study Finds Punishment May Guide Behavior More Effectively Than Reward

The study found that losses — or punishments — had a measured impact two to three times greater than gains — or rewards.

The research is in Cognition. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #behavior  ___

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2015-05-06 23:49:57 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Correlation Between Sleep Loss and Mental Health Problems in Children

The study shows that four-year-olds with sleep disorders have a higher risk of developing symptoms of psychiatric problems as six-year-olds, compared with children who sleep soundly.

The research is in Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #sleep  

Correlation Between Sleep Loss and Mental Health Problems in Children

The study shows that four-year-olds with sleep disorders have a higher risk of developing symptoms of psychiatric problems as six-year-olds, compared with children who sleep soundly.

The research is in Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #sleep  ___

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2015-05-06 23:12:04 (3 comments, 21 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Dopamine Could Play a Role in Promoting Chronic Pain

The chemical, dopamine, sets the stage for many important brain functions, but the mechanisms that cause it to contribute to chronic pain are less well understood.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "Spinal Dopaminergic Projections Control the Transition to Pathological Pain Plasticity via a D1/D5-Mediated Mechanism" by Ji-Young V. Kim, Dipti V. Tillu, Tammie L. Quinn, Galo L. Mejia, Adia Shy, Marina N.K. Asiedu, Elaine Murad, Alan P. Schumann, Stacie K. Totsch, Robert E. Sorge, Patrick W. Mantyh, Gregory Dussor, and Theodore J. Price in Journal of Neuroscience doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3481-14.2015

Image: Researchers found that by removing a collection of neurons called A11 that contain dopamine, chronic pain was selectively diminished. This... more »

Dopamine Could Play a Role in Promoting Chronic Pain

The chemical, dopamine, sets the stage for many important brain functions, but the mechanisms that cause it to contribute to chronic pain are less well understood.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "Spinal Dopaminergic Projections Control the Transition to Pathological Pain Plasticity via a D1/D5-Mediated Mechanism" by Ji-Young V. Kim, Dipti V. Tillu, Tammie L. Quinn, Galo L. Mejia, Adia Shy, Marina N.K. Asiedu, Elaine Murad, Alan P. Schumann, Stacie K. Totsch, Robert E. Sorge, Patrick W. Mantyh, Gregory Dussor, and Theodore J. Price in Journal of Neuroscience doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3481-14.2015

Image: Researchers found that by removing a collection of neurons called A11 that contain dopamine, chronic pain was selectively diminished. This image is for illustrative purposes only and the dopamine molecule is color coded thus: Gray - Carbon, White - Hydrogen, Red - Oxygen, Blue - Nitrogen. Image credit: Jynto.

#neurology   #pain  ___

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2015-05-06 06:00:25 (11 comments, 15 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

How the Brain Separates Our Ability to Talk and Write

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/writing-reading-aphasia-2032/.

Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, in the brain, writing and talking are now such independent systems that someone who can’t write a grammatically correct sentence may be able say it aloud flawlessly, discovered a team led by Johns Hopkins University cognitive scientist Brenda Rapp.

The research is in Psychological Science. (full access paywall)

Research: "Modality and Morphology: What We Write May Not Be What We Say" by Brenda Rapp, Simon Fischer-Baum, and Michele Miozzo in Psychological Science doi:10.1177/0956797615573520

Image: The team wanted to understand how the brain organizes knowledge of written language — reading and spelling — since that thereis a ... more »

How the Brain Separates Our Ability to Talk and Write

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/writing-reading-aphasia-2032/.

Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, in the brain, writing and talking are now such independent systems that someone who can’t write a grammatically correct sentence may be able say it aloud flawlessly, discovered a team led by Johns Hopkins University cognitive scientist Brenda Rapp.

The research is in Psychological Science. (full access paywall)

Research: "Modality and Morphology: What We Write May Not Be What We Say" by Brenda Rapp, Simon Fischer-Baum, and Michele Miozzo in Psychological Science doi:10.1177/0956797615573520

Image: The team wanted to understand how the brain organizes knowledge of written language — reading and spelling — since that there is a genetic blueprint for spoken language but not written. More specifically, they wanted to know if written language was dependent on spoken language in literate adults. If it was, then one would expect to see similar errors in speech and writing. If it wasn’t, one might see that people don’t necessarily write what they say. Image adapted from the Johns Hopkins University press release.

#psychology   #language   #neurology   #writing  ___

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2015-05-06 05:55:20 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

People with Type 1 Diabetes Show Signs of Accelerated Brain Aging Related to Cognitive Problems

The brains of people with type 1 diabetes show signs of accelerated aging that correlate with slower information processing, according to research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

The research is in Neurology. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #health   #diabetes  

People with Type 1 Diabetes Show Signs of Accelerated Brain Aging Related to Cognitive Problems

The brains of people with type 1 diabetes show signs of accelerated aging that correlate with slower information processing, according to research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

The research is in Neurology. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #health   #diabetes  ___

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2015-05-06 01:45:49 (2 comments, 21 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Organization Principles of the Sensory Cortex Revealed by 3D Neural Network Models

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/3d-model-neural-networks-sensory-cortex-2030/.

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Germany), VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (USA) succeed in reconstructing the neuronal networks that interconnect the elementary units of sensory cortex - cortical columns.

The research is in Cerebral Cortex. (full open access)

Research: "Beyond Columnar Organization: Cell Type- and Target Layer-Specific Principles of Horizontal Axon Projection Patterns in Rat Vibrissal Cortex" by Rajeevan T. Narayanan, Robert Egger, Andrew S. Johnson, Huibert D. Mansvelder, Bert Sakmann, Christiaan P.J. de Kock, and Marcel Oberlaender in Cerebal Cortex... more »

Organization Principles of the Sensory Cortex Revealed by 3D Neural Network Models

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/3d-model-neural-networks-sensory-cortex-2030/.

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Germany), VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (USA) succeed in reconstructing the neuronal networks that interconnect the elementary units of sensory cortex - cortical columns.

The research is in Cerebral Cortex. (full open access)

Research: "Beyond Columnar Organization: Cell Type- and Target Layer-Specific Principles of Horizontal Axon Projection Patterns in Rat Vibrissal Cortex" by Rajeevan T. Narayanan, Robert Egger, Andrew S. Johnson, Huibert D. Mansvelder, Bert Sakmann, Christiaan P.J. de Kock, and Marcel Oberlaender in Cerebal Cortex doi:10.1093/cercor/bhv053

Image: Exemplary neuron reconstructions for each of the 10 major cell types of the vibrissal part of rat sensory cortex (dendrites, the part of a neuron that receives information from other neurons, are shown in red; axons are colored according to the respective cell type). Bottom: Superposition of all reconstructed axons (colored according to the respective cell type) located within a single cortical column (horizontal white lines in the center represent the edges of this column). The axons from all cell type project beyond the dimensions of the column, interconnecting multiple columns (white open circles) via highly specialized horizontal pathways. Image credit: Max Planck Institute Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience.

#neuroscience   #neuralnetworks  ___

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2015-05-06 01:40:53 (7 comments, 18 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Transcranial Direct Current Brain Stimulation Method Detrimental to IQ Scores

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/tdcs-iq-psycholgy-2029/.

In a double-blinded, randomized study, UNC researchers found that the IQ scores of people who underwent tDCS brain stimulation improved markedly less than did the IQ scores of people in the placebo group.

The research is in Behavioural Brain Research. (full access paywall)

Research: "Transcranial direct current stimulation of frontal cortex decreases performance on the WAIS-IV intelligence test" by Kristin K. Sellers, Juliann M. Mellin, Caroline M. Lustenberger, Michael R. Boyle, Won Hee Lee, Angel V. Peterchev, Flavio Frohlich in Behavioural Brain Research doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2015.04.031

Image: The tDCS boom started in 2000, when German scientists published a paper showing that... more »

Transcranial Direct Current Brain Stimulation Method Detrimental to IQ Scores

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/tdcs-iq-psycholgy-2029/.

In a double-blinded, randomized study, UNC researchers found that the IQ scores of people who underwent tDCS brain stimulation improved markedly less than did the IQ scores of people in the placebo group.

The research is in Behavioural Brain Research. (full access paywall)

Research: "Transcranial direct current stimulation of frontal cortex decreases performance on the WAIS-IV intelligence test" by Kristin K. Sellers, Juliann M. Mellin, Caroline M. Lustenberger, Michael R. Boyle, Won Hee Lee, Angel V. Peterchev, Flavio Frohlich in Behavioural Brain Research doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2015.04.031

Image: The tDCS boom started in 2000, when German scientists published a paper showing that tDCS could change the excitability of neurons in the motor cortex – the brain region that controls voluntary body movement. Since then, there’s been an explosion of tDCS studies to try to make neurons more active or less active and therefore change outcomes for a variety of brain functions, such as working memory and cognitive acuity, and for illnesses, such as depression and schizophrenia. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Image credit: Eric Wassermann, M.D.

#neuroscience   #iq   #psychology  ___

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2015-05-06 01:12:28 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Nighttime Snacker? Blame your Brain

New research documents how brains respond to food images at night.

The research is in Brain Imaging and Behavior. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #eating   #neuroscience  

Nighttime Snacker? Blame your Brain

New research documents how brains respond to food images at night.

The research is in Brain Imaging and Behavior. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #eating   #neuroscience  ___

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2015-05-05 02:23:47 (3 comments, 15 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

New Link Between Alzheimer's and Diabetes Discovered

Researchers have uncovered a unique connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, providing further evidence that a disease that robs people of their memories may be affected by elevated blood sugar, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

The research is in Journal of Clinical Investigation. (full open access)

#alzheimersdisease   #neurology   #diabetes  

New Link Between Alzheimer's and Diabetes Discovered

Researchers have uncovered a unique connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, providing further evidence that a disease that robs people of their memories may be affected by elevated blood sugar, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

The research is in Journal of Clinical Investigation. (full open access)

#alzheimersdisease   #neurology   #diabetes  ___

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